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Project by imallchalkedup posted 1162 days ago 1365 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I took someones suggestion, not sure if it was in here or another forum but I filed down the bottom half of the flute around where the two chambers come together and made this flute a little more stream line. I really like the results and will do all my flutes this way now, I tried some dye on this one, which almost looks like paint but its not, the wood is maple and the block is made from african darkwood. I gave this one several coats of acrylic poly. End result, the flute sounds really good and I like it the best so far, I think I will make this one my personal flute but my 4th is on the way. :)

Pics are under Ron stadlers flutes in album.

-- RStadler





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peteg

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#1 posted 1162 days ago

Ron, your’e on a role, these are just getting better, nice bit of carving, I like this one :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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docholladay

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#2 posted 1161 days ago

I’ve never seen a flute quite like that. What is the purpose of the darkwood piece? Does it do something to help or enhance the sound? I am a musician and I am always curious and interested in different types of musical instruments.

Thanks,

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Skylark53

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#3 posted 1161 days ago

It sure looks nice. If it sounds good, I’d say you its exceptional.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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christopheralan

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#4 posted 1161 days ago

Very nice!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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RusticBru

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#5 posted 1161 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. What key?
Tell me what you mean by filing the bottom chamber, if you might share the info.
I am starting on #5. No lathe, handmade ki-e-ta style. Walnut in key of A minor.
This flute should be your own!!!!!!!

-- RusticBru of Utah, bpsheelydesigns.com

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imallchalkedup

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#6 posted 1161 days ago

The blackwood on top sits on top the flue area and diverts the air from the slow air chamber across the sounding hole, it is also used as a decorative piece on your lathe, they call this piece a block, bird and also been called a rest I believe.

If you look at my other flute Rustic, its a little bulky around the underside of the flute and I shaved that portion off on this one making it level all the way across the bottom section of the outside of the flute. And this is another G flute, I’ll probably stick with them for awhile and then try something different. That’s cool that your doing your with all hand tools, that takes a lot of patience and hard work.

-- RStadler

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 1161 days ago

Beautiful looking flute.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MShort

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#8 posted 1159 days ago

Wow Ron !!! These are totally amazing. I like the look of the bottom shaved off much better and I really like the saddle block design.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 1151 days ago

What a Great Looking instrument!!

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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